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Old 10-05-2013, 03:43 AM   #1
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What is this

Is this green algae? And what's a good way to get rid of it?

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Old 10-05-2013, 08:26 AM   #2
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Looks like diatoms, is it a new tank?
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:05 PM   #3
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Looks like diatoms, is it a new tank?
Nope. Been up for awhile.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:33 PM   #4
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Anyone?
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I have to say diatoms as well. Usually they come and go though. Have you added anynew sand or rock to the tank?
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Nope nothing new added in awhile besides some fish a couple weeks ago. One of which I think got sucked into my power head last night
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Are you sure it's not the start of cyano?
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I think so after researchin more. I don't have a skimmer or the cash for one now. Is there another way to control it. Like more snails? I noticed my shrimp was eating it last night.
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I think so after researchin more. I don't have a skimmer or the cash for one now. Is there another way to control it. Like more snails? I noticed my shrimp was eating it last night.
Not many inverts or fish will happily take cyano. To get rid of it, first suck up all of the noticeable stuff with a gravel vac and scrape it off the glass. The you need to figure out your cause. Increase flow and cut back on feeding. Cyano comes from excess nutrient levels, so it may be over feeding. Also, are you using RO water? If not, then that's your reason right there.
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Yep using RO water. Something I think that affects it may be getting from 2-3 different machines. Might have to start sticking with one.
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